Endangered Fox on Catalina Island Avoided Extinction Only to Face New Problems

March 10, 2015 8:11 AM

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The endangered Catalina Island fox was saved from extinction less than 15 years ago, but the surge in population - 1,700 foxes counted in 2014 - is causing a new problem.

More Catalina Island foxes on the island means more foxes have interactions with humans - interactions that can be deadly for the endangered fox population. According to the Catalina Island Guide, at least 25 foxes died in 2014 due to "vehicle trauma, poisonings and other interactions with humans an...

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